New structure of firm and project folders

Last updated September 10, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2019i

New structure of firm and project folders

New structure of firm and project folders

You can now create user-defined sub-folders under the firm and project folders and store property files in the sub-folders. This means that you can have a more organized folder structure in the project and firm folders. Tekla Structures can read and copy the property files from the sub-folders when needed. For example, property files are copied when you start sharing a model.

Note that property files cannot be read from the following pre-defined sub-folders under the firm and project folders:
  • ProjectOrganizerData

    • ProjectOrganizerData\DefaultCategoryTrees

    • ProjectOrganizerData\PropertyTemplates

    • ProjectOrganizerData\ExcelTemplates

  • AdditionalIPSets

  • macros

    • macros\drawings

    • macros\modeling

  • Drawing Details

  • extensions

    • extensions\drawings

    • extensions\model

  • CustomInquiry

  • PropertyRepository\Templates

  • symbols

  • template

    • template\mark

    • template\settings

    • template\tooltips

  • profil

    • profil\ShapeGeometries

    • profil\Shapes

  • Environment folders
Tekla Structures searches for property files in the sub-folders of the firm folderfolder that is used for storing Tekla Structures-related files customized for a particular organization

A Tekla Structures user can, for example, customize a company’s cloning templates and save them in a sub-folder located under the firm folder. After this, the customized cloning templates can be used in all projects carried out for the company.

or the project folderfolder that is used for storing Tekla Structures-related files customized for a particular project

as follows:
  1. The search starts from the root folder ( XS_FIRM or XS_PROJECT ).

  2. If Tekla Structures finds the first property filefile that contains properties or settings in the property pane or a dialog box

    Property files are saved in the current model folder. The user can copy property files to the project or firm folders for future use.

    User-defined attributes can be stored as a property file.

    with a corresponding file name suffix and file name prefix, the property file is selected.

  3. The search continues so that each sub-folder of the root folder is searched in alphabetical order.

  4. Tekla Structures ignores each attribute file with the same file name suffix and file name prefix as the previously selected file, and stores each file name in the error log.

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